Houston, January 12 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on the 12th that all passengers entering the United States on international flights from January 26, 2021 must be tested for COVID-19 within three days before boarding, and provide negative test results or recovering from COVID-19 to airlines.
Supporting documents (paper or electronic version), otherwise it will not be able to board the plane.
The CDC issued a statement on the same day saying that in the current stage of the coronavirus pandemic, the move is aimed at protecting the health of Americans more effectively.
The order was signed by the CDC Director on January 12 and will take effect on January 26.
Airlines must confirm the test results as negative or proof of rehabilitation before all passengers board the plane, the statement said.
If the passenger does not provide relevant documents, the airline must refuse the passenger to board the plane.
The statement said that variants of the novel coronavirus continue to appear in various countries around the world, and there is evidence that some of these variants are more infectious than their original virus strains.
As the U.S. has entered a pandemic emergency, making coronavirus testing requirements for passengers will help slow the spread of the virus.
The CDC also said that it is recommended that passengers be quarantined at home for seven days after arriving in the United States and be tested for the novel coronavirus three to five days after arriving in the United States.